The absence of the judge presiding over Abdulmumuni Jibril’s case against the National Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, stalled hearing on the matter at the Federal High Court, Kano.
Reports says that the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency had challenged the suspension of Jibrin by the House of Representatives over his involvement in the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.
Speaking to journalists in court, the lead counsel for Kofa’s constituency, Mr. Bashir Muqaddam, said the Judge, Justice Idris Koko, had travelled out of the state for the judges’ conference, currently holding at the Federal Capital, Abuja.
He said after returning from the conference, the judges would proceed for the Christmas and New Year vacations.
According to him, the judges are expected to resume on January 19, 2017 while the case has been fixed for January 18, 2017 for mentioning.
He said the constituency was challenging the legality of Jibrin suspension by the House of Representatives.